Zenkeria elegans Trin.

  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Zenkeria elegans Trin.
  • Vernacular name : Kallu bodhai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Rocky grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 900m, in crevices of rocks, or on exposed slopes.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-December
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Tirunelveli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district, Virudhunagar district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : South India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.2. Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Zenkeria elegans. Downloaded on 17 August 2022.


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